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Scientific Data’s Japan Roadshow

Next week the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Seventh Plenary Meeting will take place in Tokyo, Japan. Data experts from all over the world will gather in Tokyo, marking this as an excellent opportunity for those wishing to learn about open research data and the open science landscape, especially in Japan. Before the RDA, the Japan Science and Technology Agency is organizing The Data Sharing Symposium, and afterward the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) along with the National Institute of Informatics, are co-organizing the Asian Open Access Meeting.

Continuing the open research data theme, we are excited to announce the Scientific Data Japan Roadshow starting Friday 4th March. Over the course of a week, the Scientific Data team will take part in a series of seminars and talks at several major research institutions, travelling over 2,700km to meet researchers based in Japan.

Dr. Varsha Khodiyar, Data Curation Editor for Scientific Data, will speak on topics such as open science, data sharing and publishing, data reuse and reproducibility, metadata curation, repositories, clinical data sharing and data citation. This will allow participants to learn about Scientific Data and how researchers can publish research data effectively, as well as providing a forum for discussing open science and open data issues.

You can meet the Scientific Data team at the following institutes:

March 4th (10:00 – 11:00)
RIKEN Preventive Medicine and Applied Genomics Unit

March 4th (14:30 – 15:30)
National Institute of Genetics and Database Center for Life Science

March 7th (11:00 – 12:00)
Kyushu University

March 8th (10:00 – 12:00)
The Institute of Statistical Mathematics and National Institute of Polar Research

March 8th (15:00 – 16:30)
University of Tokyo

March 9th (10:00 – 11:00)
Kyoto University

March 9th (16:00 – 17:00)

March 10th (15:00 – 17:00)
National Institute of Materials Science

You can also follow along and join in with all the events and talks from the roadshow by using the hashtag #SDJPN16.

If you have any questions about attending, please feel free to contact us @ScientificData.

We look forward to meeting you!

Written by Yoko Shintani


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